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Mohamed Salah scored his 29th league goal as Liverpool came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park in Jurgen Klopp's 100th Premier League game in charge.
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The English Premier League returned from the international break this weekend with leaders, Manchester City, picking up where they left off with an easy 3-1 thumping of Everton to move a win closer to winning their third title in seven years.

Crystal Palace’s bid to escape relegation took a hit at home, as Liverpool roared back from a goal down for the 3points, Swansea’s survival hopes took a dent following a 2-0 loss to Manchester United that strengthened the latter’s grip on the second spot, and Brighton capitulated to a painful 2-0 home loss to 10-man Leicester City.

Also on Saturday, West Brom stayed rooted to the cellar following a 2-1 home loss to Burnley, Newcastle moved a step closer towards safety with a lone goal win over Huddersfield, Watford and Bournemouth played to two-all tie, and West Ham pushed relegation rivals, Southampton, deeper into the mire with a 3-0 pounding.

Dele Alli scored a double on Sunday as the Spurs ended their Stamford Bridge hoodoo in a 3-1 beat up of Chelsea. Also on Sunday, Arsenal added to Stoke’s relegation problems with a 3-0 thrashing.

Sunday

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

Late goals from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette left Stoke deep in the relegation mire as Arsenal won 3-0 on Super Sunday.

Aubameyang scored from the penalty spot on 75 minutes after Mesut Ozil had been fouled by Bruno Martins Indi and added a second 11 minutes later when he smashed in from a corner.

Arsenal were awarded a second penalty with one minute left and Lacazette stepped up to leave Arsene Wenger's side in confident mood ahead of Thursday's Europa League quarter-final with CSKA Moscow.

The result flattered the home side, but leaves Stoke in 19th place in the Premier League table and three points from safety with only six matches remaining to preserve their top-flight status.

Chelsea 1-3 Totttenham

Tottenham ended their 28-year Stamford Bridge hoodoo as Dele Alli struck twice in a 3-1 win to severely dent Chelsea's top-four hopes on Super Sunday.

Not since the days of Gary Lineker and Paul Gascoigne had Spurs triumphed at the Bridge and their first Premier League win there came the hard way having fallen behind to Alvaro Morata's opener (30).

With a fit-again Harry Kane back amongst the substitutes, Christian Eriksen's stunning 30-yard strike was a real game-changer (45+1) for Spurs before Alli, who was making his 100th Premier League appearance, struck twice in four minutes (62, 66) after half-time.

 

Saturday

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Mohamed Salah scored his 29th league goal as Liverpool came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park in Jurgen Klopp's 100th Premier League game in charge.

Palace took the lead through Captain Luka Milivojevic's 13th-minute penalty, which was given after Loris Karius brought down Wilfried Zaha.

The visitors were back on level terms just after the break through Sadio Mane (49) before Christian Benteke missed two glorious chances to restore Palace's lead. Salah (84) sealed all three points for the Reds with his 29th league goal, equaling the record for the number of matches (21) scored in during a 38-game season set by Cristiano Ronaldo (2007/08) and Robin van Persie (2012/13).

Palace (17th) dropped 2points closer to the first relegation spot while Liverpool remain in third.

West Brom 1-2 Burnley FC

Rock-bottom West Brom slumped to an eighth consecutive Premier League defeat as Burnley held on to win 2-1 at The Hawthorns.

Ashley Barnes' brilliant acrobatic finish after 22 minutes sent them on their way to a third successive victory before Chris Wood doubled their lead with a header from close range (73).

Salomon Rondon reduced the arrears with a well-taken finish seven minutes before the end but the hosts could not complete the comeback and Alan Pardew's side remain 10 points adrift of safety with six games remaining.

 

Brighton 0-2 Leicester City

Late goals from Vicente Iborra and Jamie Vardy handed ten-man Leicester a 2-0 win against Brighton at the Amex Stadium after Glenn Murray had missed a penalty.

A poor game sprung into life after 77 minutes when Jose Izquierdo won a penalty for the hosts but Murray, who has been in good goalscoring form of late, saw his effort brilliantly saved by Kasper Schmeichel.

That miss proved costly just six minutes later as Iborra delicately glanced a header from a Ben Chilwell cross into the bottom corner although Leicester's slender lead was put in jeopardy when Wilfred Ndidi was sent off five minutes later.

However, with Brighton throwing men forward in search of an equaliser, Leicester picked them off on the counter-attack with Vardy scoring their second deep into stoppage time.

Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

Jermain Defoe's 92nd-minute equaliser earned Bournemouth another point from a losing position in an entertaining 2-2 draw at Watford.

Defoe broke a seven-game hoodoo to score his first goal against the Hornets when a long free-kick was flicked on, giving him a simple finish.

Watford were hard done by but had only themselves to blame, having earlier blown Kiko Femenia's 13th-minute opener when Jose Holebas needlessly handballed in the box, allowing Josh King to equalise from the spot (43).

They reclaimed the lead thanks to Roberto Pereyra's deflected effort four minutes into the second half, but Defoe's goal denied them the chance to move within a point of ninth-placed Everton, and instead they remain level on points with the Cherries, who are 10th.

Manchester Utd 2-0 Swansea City

Romelu Lukaku scored his 100th Premier League goal as Manchester United reclaimed the second spot with a 2-0 win over Swansea on Saturday.

It was largely a comfortable afternoon for United at Old Trafford as Lukaku's fifth-minute opener and Alexis Sanchez's clinical finish in the 20th minute set them up for victory.

It took Swansea until the hour mark to offer any sort of threat, but substitute Tammy Abraham was denied twice in the space of a minute by David de Gea - the first save a brilliant one-handed stop from close range.

United moved two points above Liverpool, while Swansea (15th) stay three points clear of the relegation zone

Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield

Ayoze Perez struck a late winner as Newcastle edged ever closer to survival but kept Huddersfield in peril with a 1-0 win at St James' Park.

Inspired by Jonjo Shelvey, Newcastle looked in danger of paying for their profligacy as Dwight Gayle spurned a string of first-half chances.

But Perez belatedly made the breakthrough when he sparked and finished a move 10 minutes from time, converting Kenedy's calm cut-back to release home tension and further ease relegation fears.

The slender scoreline was scant reward for a dominant display but a third successive home win i means Newcastle climb to 12th - seven points above the drop zone - at the expense of under-par visitors who remain just three points from trouble.

Everton 1-3 Manchester City

Champions elect Man City moved a win closer to the Premier League title after a fine first-half blitz gave them a 3-1 win at Everton on Saturday. They will be crowned Champions if they beat rivals, Man Utd, at the Etihad next Saturday.

City took the lead after just four minutes through Leroy Sane's fine volley, before Gabriel Jesus nodded in the second (13) as the leaders cut through Everton with ease. Raheem Sterling made it 3-0 with a low finish eight yards (37), but Yannick Bolasie pulled one back for Everton with a low effort from long range off both posts (63).

The result leaves Everton in ninth, eight points off the top six but having played two games more than sixth-place Arsenal.

West Ham 3-0 Southampton

West Ham plunged Southampton deep into relegation trouble as Marko Arnautovic haunted Mark Hughes in a 3-0 win on Saturday.

The Hammers surged to a comfortable lead at half-time with a double from Arnautovic (17, 45+4) and a powerful strike from Joao Mario (13).

Hughes, who was taking charge of his first Premier League game for Southampton, has history with Arnautovic after he publicly criticised him following West Ham's game with Stoke earlier this season. The West Ham striker celebrated his opener by angrily shouting towards the away dugout, presumably with Hughes his target.

The result sends West Ham five points clear of the drop zone while Southampton remain in the bottom three, two points from safety with Arsenal (a) and Chelsea (h) their next two games.

 

English Premier League Week 32 Standings

 

EPL Week 32 Standings

 

English Premier League Week 32 Scores At A Glance

Arsenal 3-0 Stoke

Chelsea 1-3 Totttenham

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

West Brom 1-2 Burnley FC

Brighton 0-2 Leicester City

Watford 2-2 Bournemouth

Manchester Utd 2-0 Swansea City

Newcastle 1-0 Huddersfield

Everton 1-3 Manchester City

West Ham 3-0 Southampton

Game day reports from skysports and BBC were used in this compilation

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